Black Sox Stave Off Elimination on Taughinbaugh's Game-Winner
Biglerville's Tyrel Taughinbaugh singled home the only run of the game in the top of the eighth and saved his team from elimination in the process in the Black Sox's 1-0 win over Cashtown Saturday at Cashtown. Pirates hurler Cody Smith allowed just two hits through regulation before Chase Long hit second double of the game with one down in the eighth. Taughinbaugh followed with a single to right that chased Long home. Biglerville's Ben Bretzman hung on from there, completing an eight-inning shutout in which he allowed just two hits and stuck out six. Hunter Rang doubled for the Pirates.
Hanover blanked homestanding New Oxford 6-0 thanks to Tyler Null, who surrendered just four hits in a complete game effort. The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth when Bob Taylor and Rick Estes sandwiched walks around a Mark Phillips singled, the first of the game, all with two outs. Adam Smith walked to force in a run, and Kenny Horney dropped a pop up single over the mound to make it 2-0. That score held until the seventh when the Raiders strung together five hits, including Taylor's RBI single and Estes' run-scoring double. Phillips added a sac fly and Clint Roche scored on a wild pitch. Phillips, Roche, and Estes had two hits each for the victors.